PREFORMED ELASTOMERIC JOINT SEALERS FOR BRIDGES. PHASE I. SUMMARY AND IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE
A proven effective solution is provided to the problem of sealing joints in bridge decks. At the heart of the solution is the use of specially designed joint armor in combination with currently available preformed elastomeric sealers. The approach recommended is adequate for simple span, composite, concrete and steel structures with span lengths up to 170 feet. The special armored joint system was field tested on three structures. Two of these structures were monitored both manually and with automatic instrumentation to determine the causes and range of magnitudes of bridge end movements; they were also tested for leakage with dyes at periodic intervals over a five year time span. The third structure was used to conduct load tests on the joint armor and armor anchorage components. Application of the study results led to the development of practical procedures for the design and construction of armored bridge joints and for the selection of an appropriate size of preformed elastomeric sealer.
- Record URL:
- See also report dated Dec 71, PB-211739 and report dated Nov 75, PB-258997.
New Jersey Department of TransportationBureau of Structures and Materials, 1035 Parkway Avenue
Trenton, NJ United States 08625
Federal Highway Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Kozlov, G S
- Cosaboom, B
- Publication Date: 1976-4
- Pagination: 53 p.
- TRT Terms: Anchors (Structural connectors); Bearings; Bridge anchorages; Bridge decks; Bridge design; Bridge superstructures; Bridges; Construction joints; Design; Elastomers; Fasteners; Highway bridges; Joint sealers; Joints (Engineering); Leakage; Load tests; Monitoring; Performance tests; Reinforced concrete; Shear stress; Stresses; Structural design; Tar; Thermal expansion
- Uncontrolled Terms: Bridge spans; Design criteria
- Geographic Terms: New Jersey
- Old TRIS Terms: Armored edge joints; Bearing stress; Elastomer modified tars; End movements
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00145626
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/NJRD76-010-7731
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jan 16 1977 12:00AM